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Condensing Unit Frozen Wont Turn Off


Condensing Unit Frozen Wont Turn Off

What you can expect to learn from this article: this article is an answer from a question taken from our email by a visitor to High Performance HVAC. We often use the questions we get in the email as a guide to write articles. The topic is a condensing unit that will not turn off and it is freezing up. From my experience in the field and using my HVAC knowledge I offer the readers a list that could cause this problem. We hope it helps you.

What’s the possible problem with a frozen air conditioner condenser that won’t turn off except with the breaker?

Related Link: Here is a similar but different problem with a frozen air conditioner.

The Answer for frozen air conditioner condensing unit that won’t turn off –

There are 3 possible problems with this unit and will probably need the attention of an HVAC Technician for repair. Here’s the 3 possible problems:


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Heat Pump Problems | HVAC Heating & Cooling


Heat Pump Problems

Heat Pumps are very popular especially in the South where air source heat pumps are mostly favored over straight air conditioners with a gas furnace for heating. Heat Pump ProblemsWith a heat pump one system can do it all especially in the mild winters of the South. In the North some people rely on a geothermal heat pump system or a water source heat pump where the heat is extracted from  the ground instead of the air like an air source heat pump works. While air source heat pumps are cheaper to install the geothermal heat pump systems will save a lot of money over the life of the heat pump in operating costs so as far as efficiency is concerned the geothermal heat pump rules the day. There may be a time when your heat pump will begin giving you problems so we decided to post an article to help some people diagnose the heat pump problem in an effort to better understand the system. Some minor repairs can be done by someone with advanced do it yourself skills however we always recommend you call an HVAC contractor to repair the problem if you have a problem with your heat pump. Before you get started you may want to take a look at the articles, “How Heat Pumps Work” , “Heat Pump Components” and “heat pump sequence of operation“. To solve heat pump problems you at least need to be familiar with a heat pump and the heat pump components so those two pages will help you.


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